The Early History Of Cuba, 1492-1586

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byIrene Aloha Wright

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXII THE ANNO STANCE OF THE FRENCH (1586) Meanwhile, French corsairs were informed by Luxan's despatches which they had captured that Santiago was without adequate protection, both men and munitions being very scarce; and judging the rest of the island to be too much concerned with Drake to succor the eastern port, they almost obliterated from the map that "first city of the island, . . . foundation of all discoveries made in these Indies." Only the "incorrigible" Gomez de Rojas's resilient courage prevented abandonment of its site. In the summer of 1578 Santiago had sent Luis de Castro Bazan, Cuban-born son of Hernando de Castro, former factor, to court as its representative to ask favors of the crown. Santiago wanted a fort. The governor recommended it. He had sent arms to the thirty vecinos resident there; the full fighting force of the town was about 120 men. No fort materialized, however, beyond earthworks to protect the landing. Seville was ordered to send certain munitions and may have done so. A lookout seems to have been maintained on Morro headland, out of funds raised by a tax on the citizens. And the French continued to do business on land, while energetically discouraging competition by sea. In the east, as governor's lieutenant in Luxan's absence Gomez de Rojas was doing his best to enforce the law. By a ruse and in a picturesque encounter he ambushed and killed another seven Frenchmen (presumably at Manzanilla) at the same time capturing ten more, among them their leader Ricarte alias "Capitan Mota." He bore the heads of the seven into Bayamo on pikes and confined his prisoners there. Their trial before civil authorities was progressing, despite ecclesiastical demands that they be delivered over to the church as a case for the inquisition,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXII THE ANNO STANCE OF THE FRENCH (1586) Meanwhile, French corsairs were informed by Luxan's despatches which they had captu...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217627102

ISBN - 13:9780217627108

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